Category: Advice

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Time Management and Staying Sane in Residency

Time Management and Staying Sane in Residency

5:00 a.m. wake up. Commute. Admission. Two cups of coffee. Discharge before noon. Skipped lunch. Rapid response. Another admission. Another coffee [...]
7 Must-Read Pieces of Advice for PA School 

7 Must-Read Pieces of Advice for PA School 

PA school is just one step on the long journey on the road to becoming a Physician Assistant. How can you master learning while also juggling your [...]
Discussing Non-Traditional Traits When Applying to Medical School

Discussing Non-Traditional Traits When Applying to Medical School

When we apply to medical school, in addition to touting our science GPAs and MCAT scores, we often discuss our “extracurriculars” with flowery lan [...]
22 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2022

22 Best Medical Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2022

Whether you are an aspiring physician or experienced in your specialty, we have no doubt that you are passionate about the medical industry. You k [...]
Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Applying to NP School: What You Need to Know

Now is the perfect time to advance your nursing degree and become a nurse practitioner. This profession is projected to grow 30% by the year 2030, [...]
The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

The Fine Art of Calling a Consult

You are just about to wrap up rounds, your feet hurt, your to-do list is longer than your CVS receipt and your N-95 has kept you from getting in t [...]
Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

Tips for Shadowing a Nurse Practitioner

What is one of the best ways to decide if becoming a nurse practitioner (NP) is right for you? Shadow the role! Shadowing a nurse practitioner giv [...]
Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

Calling New Interns: Tips For Surviving Your Intern Year

For a lot of people, July is the start of summer, complete with fireworks, pool time, barbecues, and days at the beach. But for the latest class o [...]
Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Tips for Working as a Nurse While Pregnant

Working as a nurse while pregnant is a wake-up call for many registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Often, after years of being able to p [...]
Mental Illness Among Physicians: Do I Have to Report My Illness?

Mental Illness Among Physicians: Do I Have to Report My Illness?

While the stigma surrounding mental illness is being reduced in many ways, many remain afraid to report their own mental illness honestly. Fear of [...]
Celebrating National Pharmacist Day

Celebrating National Pharmacist Day

January 12 is National Pharmacist Day, when we recognize the contribution that pharmacists have made--and continue to make--to patient care and ou [...]
Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Self-Care Tips for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

A July 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 53% of Americans have suffered some mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ho [...]
How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

How I Chose Internal Medicine for My Residency Specialty

The further you get into your medical school journey, the higher the pressure gets for you to decide what specialty best fits you as an individual [...]
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Though they practice in different cities and clinical areas, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Tamika Cross have four things in common. First, amon [...]
How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

If you’re a current/aspiring healthcare professional, chances are high that you’ve taken lots of exams. I am currently a PNP-PC (Pediatric Nurse Pract [...]
3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

When patients negatively review their U.S. health providers, most cite their clinicians’ poor bedside manner or the front desk staff’s rude custom [...]
Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Online Distance Learning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has left students scrambling, leading to canceled clinicals and closed college campuses. As online distance learning beco [...]
Does Board Certification Matter?

Does Board Certification Matter?

There is always an ongoing debate as to whether board certification enhances a physician’s skills or if it is little more than a money-making sche [...]
How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

How to Discuss Palliative Care and Hospice with Patients 

Discussions about end of life are some of the most difficult to hold with a patient and his or her family. Some clinicians report that they never [...]
The Benefits of Group Studying

The Benefits of Group Studying

There can be many pros and cons of studying alone vs. in a group setting. Discovering your preferred method, along with healthy study habits and t [...]
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